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Review of Chillingsworth

Ranked #12 of 40 Restaurants in Brewster
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Brewster, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2008

The Bistro menu is tired. No changes for years! The staff in the Bistro is poorly trained (or in training for the fine dining side).

The fine dining side? Fabulous! But who eats like that anymore. Jacket required. Five courses.

A beautiful building, true - but not handicapped accessible at all - and a menu that needs updating.

Thank foodieMA
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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Berlin, Connecticut
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2007

My husband and I went to Chillingsworth on a Sunday because
they offer a lunch or a brunch menu. We selected this restaurant because we had a gift certificate. The place was bright and
the wait staff was nice. The only problem was that they seemed
disorganized. We had to wait a long time to be served and to say the least the service was slow even though the wait staff seemed to be running through the room when they thought no one could see.
For the start of the meal we shared the mussels in a coconut sauce. The flavor was fine but the mussels were sandy and gritty.
The wine we selected was very good. It seemed like they only
brought us each a very small glass of wine. The meals were fine.
I had the chicken which was ok. My husband's swordfish was tastier. My husband had two cups of coffee. Both cups were only luke warm and very bitter.
All in all we will probably never go there again. There are many other restaurants on Cape Cod that offer a much more positive experience(example-The Golden Clove in Chatham).

1 Thank R&RKensington
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 24, 2007

overrated and so classic. This not the real french cuisine, just americanized and fake. And please do not go visit the messy kitchen! you would be disappointed

3 Thank OUTLAW666
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Hawthorne, NJ
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nobody cares”
Reviewed July 31, 2006

On a busy weekday last week, no one was at the door to greet us for about 8 minutes. Finally seated in the Bistro, no one brought us a menu or wine list (extensive and expensive) for another 12 minutes. The waitress flew by and hissed "In A Minute" when called. She claimed they did not have Glenlivet scotch or any other single malt, so our dinner companion went up to the bar himself and got his Glenlivet. Our bottle of wine took over 30 minutes to arrive, and did so only after my wife went to the bar to complain. (There was never any management visible!) The food was quite good, as it always is, but equally as slow to arrive. Our 'espresso' looked like warm dishwater, and was replaced by something equally as evil. Why go here when there are so many good places on the Cape?

5 Thank daddo
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Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A French experience...”
Reviewed April 22, 2006

Having eaten here at least 10 times (we live on Cape Cod and like fine dining)......First, get ready for some French attitude....you can eat in the bistro section (more casual, lighter menu) or the restaurant (more of all including attitude.) Food is generally very good, wine list is excellent although we got a bad bottle of $125 wine that the wine steward insisted was excellent (our mistake to accept a bottle of wine that came to the table with the cork already removed and not present)....lovely atmosphere, you'll want reservations. Try to avoid weekend crowds. The bistro is generally a more pleasant experience. (Beiing #1 in Brewster isn't saying much - it's a tiny town, however Chillingsworth is in the top 5 restaurants on the Cape.)

4 Thank Lollywell
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